Killing Veerappan Movie Review: Resurrecting RGV!

If there has been a filmmaker who has grabbed eyeballs, transcended genres, created a new cinematic language, desecrated icons, and still looks good to shake things up in the future, one doesn’t have to go beyond RGV. The man has managed to prove time and again that there is a method to his madness, and that madness is in his soul. Sure, he has wandered quite a bit from his glory days, but every now and again, he reminds us that he is still around, and he’s still got it in him. Killing Veerappan is a timely reminder of the fact that the RGV brand is still quite potent. And what a start to 2016. The momentum has been set, and it is up to the rest of the releases this year to set the box office on fire.Continue reading “Killing Veerappan Movie Review: Resurrecting RGV!”

Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bahubaali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are two tent pole Indian films which have been doing well. Both the films have received critical as well as commercial acclaim. My attempt here would be to put these 2 films into current political context and see if both films succeed in making a social commentary on the current nature of our Nation.Continue reading “Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan”

Bajrangi Bhaijaan Movie Review: Salman Doesn’t Play Himself and It Works

Bajrangi BhaijaanSalman Khan is Rambo meets Rajinikanth with a sprinkle of Robin Hood for Bollywood loving populace. The damned shirt that he wears, rips itself off his chiseled body, Munnis swoon over his dance moves, leading ladies blush every time he cracks a not-so-funny joke and most importantly the bad men remember their grannies by a mere mention of our great Indian messiah of the masses. So, it is almost unthinkable to imagine the same irrepressible Salman Khan as a simpleton who is so earnest, sweet and well-behaved that you may consider pinching yourself. Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan takes a great gamble by projecting Salman as not himself but as somebody that he can perhaps never be (in real life) – and boy, the gamble pays, and pays well!Continue reading “Bajrangi Bhaijaan Movie Review: Salman Doesn’t Play Himself and It Works”

Lingaa Movie Review: The King’s Speech lacks the Punch!

Cast:  Rajinikanth , Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Jagapati Babu, Dev Gill

Directed by K.S Ravikumar

Music by A.R. Rahman

During the course of the movie Lingaa, we are introduced to a man in the year 1939, travelling in a train, reading a copy of ‘The Hero with Thousand Faces’.  From behind the book emerges our hero, Rajinikanth- the hero with a single face. The same ‘you have seen it once, you have seen it all’ face that is enough to send a frenzy amongst his die hard fans.Continue reading “Lingaa Movie Review: The King’s Speech lacks the Punch!”

Lingaa: Trailer

Lingaa Poster 3Produced by Rockline Venkatesh and directed by K.S.Ravikumar, Lingaa is a Rajinikanth film that is being eagerly awaited. After the not so expected output seen in the form of Kochadaiiyaan the expectations from Lingaa have increased all the more. Written by K.S.Ravikumar along with Pon Kumaran, Lingaa has Anushka Shetty & Sonakshi Sinha playing the female leads. The rest of the star cast includes Jagapati Babu, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Manobala, Dev Gill etc. The music is by A.R.Rahman while R.Rathnavelu is the DOP and Samjith Mhd is the editor.Continue reading “Lingaa: Trailer”